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10 Inspiring Adoption Baby Shower Party Ideas

Whether you’re hosting an adoption baby shower for a newborn, or celebrating the adoption of an older child, a party is in order! A big one!

Below are some festive and fun ways to welcome a new baby into the family!

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There are many different reasons and scenarios to celebrate when adopting a child. Some examples are:

  • Baby shower before baby arrives
  • Party finalization of adoption
  • Adoption welcome party for older child
  • Baby shower / party to celebrate foster to adopt parents

As a general guideline, if the child is under 2 years old, it’s okay to host an adoption baby shower.

If the child is over 2 years old, you should have an adoption celebration party or welcome home party!

Another tip is to wait until the new baby or child is officially adopted and living at home.

This will allow everyone to get to know the new child, and you will know the exact clothing size, shoe size, appropriate toys to get, etc.

Adoption Party Signs Or Kid’s Room Wall Art

We designed this printable wall art to make your celebration even easier!

Print, frame and use to decorate an adoption celebration, birthday, or room decor. Also makes a perfect gift!

Adoption Party Or Adoption Baby Shower Invitation Ideas

Celebrate a new baby by having special family and friends join you at the event.

Start the celebration by sending out some cute adoption baby shower invitations or party announcements.

You can choose any great theme idea you like – and then personalize it with words for an adoption shower or party.

Below are some cute and creative adoption word ideas.

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Since not all adoption showers or celebrations are for newborns, be sure to include the child’s age, gender, clothing size in the adoption invitations.

Adoption Quotes And Party Invitation Wording Ideas:

  • Adoption is when a child grows up in his mommy’s heart instead of her stomach. ~ Author Unknown
  • The adoption is complete – there’s a sweet little girl for you to meet
  • The adoption is complete – there’s a new boy for you to meet
  • It’s worth the wait
  • However Motherhood Comes To You – It’s A Miracle
  • Desired. Loved, Chosen, Adopted.
  • Dreams Come True – Help Us Celebrate The Arrival Of Our New Little One
  • Families Grow With Love

“Mint To Be” Adoption Baby Shower Favor Idea

mint banner to be adoption baby shower favors

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The “Mint To Be” theme is commonly used for weddings, but it’s also perfect for adoption party favors!

Adoptions are so special and truly “Mint To Be!”

Adoption Party Ideas For
Games and Decorations

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What a great way to welcome a new baby into the family – this adoption baby shower / party sign can be placed on the front door for guests to see when they arrive.

Or you can put it on the gift table or hang it on the wall.

To make this adoption baby party sign, paint the glass side of a picture frame with chalkboard paint, let dry, write on the frame with chalk pens.

So easy and so beautiful!

S’More Love Adoption Party Favors

Bundle up some delicious graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate bars for the best adoption baby shower favor idea!

Make some “We’re adding S’more love to our family” favor tags – and you have the best favor idea!

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Here is an example of how to package more ingredients. So cute and easy!

We Found The Missing Piece –
adoption conundrum

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The puzzle pieces symbolize the adoption of a child – the missing “piece” in the family is now in place.

This baby shower / adoption party activity is so sweet and will create a keepsake that will last a lifetime.

Purchase a blank puzzle and have each guest write their advice or words of wisdom on a piece of the puzzle. Make sure they sign their name so you know who wrote the kind words.

After the party, the new parents put the puzzle together, keep it together savior of the puzzle and hang on the wall in the nursery or child’s room.

A Poem on Baby Adoption

I didn’t give you the gift of life, but in my heart I know.

The love I feel is deep and real, as if it were real.

For us to have each other, it’s like a dream.

No, I did not give you the gift of life,

Life gave me the gift of you.

– author unknown

Adoption Baby Shower Etiquette

We had a reader write in asking if there were any special etiquette rules to follow when hosting an adoption party / shower.

Our advice is to wait and throw an adoption celebration when the baby or child is officially adopted – just to make sure all the paperwork is done.

Also, be sure to include the name, age, gender, where the new parents are registered and clothing / shoe size.

There has been some debate as to whether it is okay to include clothing and shoe sizes on the adoption party invitation. Some think it’s rude to suggest they bring a gift. Our advice: go with your gut. If you think your guest list will be quiet and receptive to useful information – then by all means, include it. If not, leave it.

Adoption Party Cake Ideas

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The “We Found The Missing Piece” adoption finalization cake is the perfect way to welcome a precious new baby into the family!

The “puzzle piece adoption theme” has become so popular, we just love it!

Adoption Celebration Party Supplies

O’fish’ally Adopted Party Theme

These are the cutest “It’s O’Fish’ial adoption party treats! To make them:

  • dip marshmallows in white chocolate melted and colored with blue food coloring
  • poke each marshmallow with a lollipop stick
  • dip the tip in crushed graham crackers
  • add Goldfish Crackers

Adoption Banners and Balloons

This is an official adoption baby shower sign banner

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Make a small banner to tie to the adoption celebration cake, or make a large banner to hang over the mantle.

Other banner wording ideas include:

  • eternal family
  • happy gotcha day
  • our story
  • finally complete
  • welcome little
  • the missing piece
  • worth the wait
  • son of God

Favor Ideas For An Adoption Party

Daniel is o-fish-ally ours! – hand out goldfish crackers in baggies, or salty soap or chocolate.


A child sent from Heaven
A child I call mine.
Even if not of our creation
He is our child in God’s plan.


It’s worth the wait


You were born in our hearts


Love makes a family


We ask for you


I made some FREEEE printable favor tags for you – here.

How to Make Balloon Arches

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Learn how to transform ordinary balloons into beautiful, baby shower masterpieces! Get the full scoop, here!

Adoption Shower Gift Ideas

Photo adoption of shower gifts

This beautiful “adoption is a miracle” tapestry makes the perfect adoption party gift! It is printed on canvas and can be hung on the wall. You can get it here.

Be sure to visit our Personalized Baby Gifts page for sentimental gifts – perfect for newly adopted babies or children.

Adoption Day Photo

Adoption Day photo sign photoimage source: pinterest (with no links to other websites)

It’s a wonderful way to introduce and announce the official day you adopted your little love!

The suite this kid is wearing is heart melting!

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